My story like many others living with Ulcerative Collitis, is more or less very similar. Living with Collitis since 2002 for me was a nightmare. To the point of much deliberation and contemplation I walked into my surgeons room so mad with life and this feeling of unfairness. I said doc “I’ve had enough of […]
Daily Maverick exposé has revealed the shocking treatment of stoma patients in the public health sector. Many have resorted to dangerous alternatives due a shortage of colostomy pouches in Gauteng, while others are fitted with incorrect ones. There are also allegations of tender corruption among suppliers. Mark Heywood, Citizen Maverick editor, says the problem is […]
Many Ostomates fall victim to the common misconceptions that daily leakage and skin irritation are normal occurrences that come with the territory of having an ostomy. The reality is, they are going through unnecessary struggles due to the fact that they aren’t using the best products for my individual situation.
It is normal normal to feel anxious about how stoma has changed your body and this can make you shy away from being intimate with your partner. Meaningful and fulfilling intimate encounters can still be part of your and your partner’s lives. Open and honest communication with your partner lay at the heart of the […]
Meeting Details: Topic: Lifestyle Tips & Tricks Date & Time: 27 July 2022 at 19:00 Johannesburg Please join the SASS Support group meeting where we will be chatting lifestyle tips and tricks for Ostomates. PLEASE NOTE: Once registered you will receive the meeting login details.
Understanding your Colostomy plays a huge role in coming to terms with having one and most importantly, managing your “NEW YOU”. Please join our June Support Group meeting as we explore Colostomies in abit more detail. We will explore: operations that result in a colostomy recap diet constipation/diarrhoea colostomy irrigation Parastomal hernias Date […]
We are so thankful to the team at SASA (The South African Stomaltherapy Association) for supporting our monthly meetings. This evening, Sr Jane Hoole chats to us about Stoma Products available in South Africa. Through the course of this conversation, we covered some interesting topics that we are confident, you the Ostomate will find extremely […]
Understanding your ileostomy plays a huge role in coming to terms with having one and most importantly, managing your “NEW YOU”. Please June our May Monthly Support Group meeting as we explore ileostomies in abit more detail. Meeting Details: Topic: Operations that result in an ileostomy/Ulcerative colitis vs Crohn’s disease/recap diet/managing lose watery stools/appropriate pouching […]
Is my Ostomy blocked? A blockage is not only with Colostomy right ? Understanding your gut plays a significant role in helping you manage life with your Stoma. In this support group meeting , our The South African Stomaltherapy Association (SASA) nurses Dee and Jane recap on the Gastro Intestinal Tract, types of stoma then […]
Meeting Details:Topic: Stoma ProductsDate & Time: 4th May 2022 at 19:00 Johannesburg Please join the SASS Support group meeting where we will be chatting about Stoma Products. What is available? what do I need? Its is important to note that these sessions by no means replaces a consultation with your Stoma Nurse or Physician. These […]